Special (non-degree) Students


  • Carefully review all instructions before completing the online application for admission. Apply here: https://apply.vanderbilt.edu/.
  • If you have questions regarding the application contact the Admissions Office at VUSN-Admissions@vanderbilt.edu.
  • Have the Registrar send your official electronic transcripts from all colleges/universities that you have attended to Vanderbilt’s Center for Data Management at cdm@vanderbilt.edu. Please do not have the Registrar send paper transcripts.
  • Request the course(s) you wish to take in the application.
  • The Registrar’s office will place you in your course(s) and send you a confirmation by email. You may contact the Registrar’s office at vusn-studentrecords@vanderbilt.edu if you have any questions regarding registration
  • See fact sheet for information regarding health insurance, technology requirements and student identification.


  • Courses at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing are $1,939 per credit hour. Multiply $1,939 by the number of hours to compute the tuition charge.
  • All special students must pay a one-time university transcript fee of $100. In addition, all students must pay a $3,735/year health insurance fee if unable to present evidence of personal insurance to the Office of Student Accounts. If you have your own health insurance, please refer to the Special Student Fact Sheet for details regarding health insurance fee waiver.
  • Special students will be charged a Student Service Fees of $305.00 for the fall and spring semesters and $104 for the summer semester. The Student Service Fees cannot be waived.
  • Special students are not eligible for federal financial aid.